Archive for March 17th, 2020

Coronavirus ’emergency’? Oregon police ask people to stop calling 911 because they ran out of toilet paper

on March 17, 2020, 7:25 AM / in National News, State News

A police department in Oregon is urging people that if they’ve run out of toilet paper, it’s not worth calling 911. The Newport Police Department posted the surprising message on its Facebook page as shoppers across the country have flocked to supermarkets to stock up on supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic that has put much of the world on edge. “It’s hard to believe […]

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Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

on March 17, 2020, 7:21 AM / in National News

Amazon said Monday it would try to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to help meet a surge in purchases by customers shopping more online to avoid going out as the coronavirus spreads. The company said it would hike hourly pay by $2 an hour through April for workers at its warehouses, delivery centers, and Whole Foods grocery stores. The […]

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DOJ moves to drop Mueller disinformation charges against 2 Russian firms

on March 17, 2020, 7:18 AM / in National News

Federal prosecutors said Monday that they were moving to drop charges against two Russian companies accused of funding a social media campaign to influence U.S. voters in the 2016 presidential election. The companies, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, were among three companies and 13 individuals then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged with conspiracy to spread disinformation on social media, […]

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Researchers start tests on potential coronavirus vaccine

Researchers start tests on potential coronavirus vaccine

on March 17, 2020, 7:14 AM / in National News

U.S. researchers on Monday began a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday. Doctors injected the arms of four healthy volunteers at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle. The potential vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus was developed in record time following the outbreak in China that ignited the pandemic. “We’re team coronavirus now,” Kaiser Permanente study leader […]

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Romney proposes sending every U.S. adult $1,000

Romney proposes sending every U.S. adult $1,000

on March 17, 2020, 7:12 AM / in National News

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday proposed giving every working American adult a $1,000 check to help families get through the financial strain of the coronavirus outbreak and stimulate the economy. Romney also said the federal government should make “bridge grants” available to small businesses struggling with lost customers, disrupted supply chains, and other problems caused by the pandemic. He […]

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U.S. leaders tighten restrictions to slow coronavirus outbreak

U.S. leaders tighten restrictions to slow coronavirus outbreak

on March 17, 2020, 7:08 AM / in Local News, National News

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. jumped past 4,600 on Monday, with at least 85 deaths, according to CDC and government data. President Trump told Americans to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, adding the outbreak could continue for months. “It’s bad,” he said. Cities and states across the country announced increasingly tight restrictions […]

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White House: Americans Should Avoid Eating Out, Gatherings of More Than 10, Elective Travel

White House: Americans Should Avoid Eating Out, Gatherings of More Than 10, Elective Travel

on March 17, 2020, 7:00 AM / in National News

The White House coronavirus response team has recommended Americans stick to discretionary travel and avoid eating out and gatherings of more than 10 people, as well as homeschool their children, in order to mitigate spreading of the novel coronavirus. President Donald Trump estimated the virus may “wash through” by July or August, based on the expert opinions he’s received. The guidelines aren’t […]

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In the Pandemic, It’s Every Nation for Itself

In the Pandemic, It’s Every Nation for Itself

on March 17, 2020, 6:45 AM / in Opinion

For most men, the claims of the heart are superior to those of the mind… In a crisis, people put families, friends and country first. “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time,” said Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey to a friend on the eve of Britain’s entry into the […]

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Left and Far-left: the Biden-Sanders Debate

Left and Far-left: the Biden-Sanders Debate

on March 17, 2020, 6:32 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas In advance of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primaries in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio, with 577 delegates up for grabs, Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders began the CNN-sponsored debate bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, due to fears of the spreading coronavirus. The two men then proceeded to stake out positions that could be best […]

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Your Papers Please: State Forces Kentucky Man Into Home Quarantine

Your Papers Please: State Forces Kentucky Man Into Home Quarantine

on March 17, 2020, 6:27 AM / in State News

Written by  Dennis Behreandt A 53-year-old man in the Nelson County, Kentucky, has been forcibly confined to his home with a police guard posted outside after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “The patient from Nelson County is a 53-year-old man who tested positive at the University of Louisville, then left against medical advice,” the paper reported. “The Lincoln Trail […]

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Positive Repetition

Positive Repetition

on March 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him.  Deuteronomy 30:16 A journalist had a quirky habit of not using blue pens. So when his colleague asked him if he needed anything from the store, he asked for some pens. “But not blue pens,” he said. “I don’t want blue pens. I don’t […]

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General Michael Corcoran and the Confederate Irish in America’s Civil War

General Michael Corcoran and the Confederate Irish in America’s Civil War

on March 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

A dear friend sent us this link to an extremely interesting article by Paul Burns: Flag of the 69th Regiment Irish Brigade The recent erection of a memorial in Sligo to Carrowkeel man General Michael Corcoran, inspired historian Paul Burns to write this article on the forgotten Irish who fought on the Confederate side: All discussions of Irish participation in […]

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March 17th in History

March 17th in History

on March 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

March 17 is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Children’s Day (Bangladesh) Christian Feast Day: Alexius of Rome (Eastern Church) Gertrude of Nivelles Joseph of Arimathea (Western Church) Patrick March 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) Liberalia, […]

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Quote for Today March 17th

Quote for Today March 17th

on March 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi, and founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely influential, […]

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On Presidential Character From George Washington to…?

On Presidential Character From George Washington to…?

on March 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

This was originally printed this time last year and deserves to be brought back. “No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and … no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” […]

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